The Gift of the PRESENT

“Everyday is a gift, that is why it is called the PRESENT”

Jesus, looking at him, felt love for him and said to him, “You’re missing one thing. Go, sell whatever you own, give to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven. Then come, follow me!” – Mark 10:21

God has given each of us a host of riches and wealth. They come in many different forms: kindness, gentleness, patience. These are commonly noted as the fruits of the Spirit. Then there are riches that are so common, they tend to be forgotten, such as smiles.

Could it be that we will lose out on the gift of the present because we are too selfish to give our wealth to the ‘poor’ who has need of it?

Someone is in need of your smile today, your kindness, or whatever wealth you possess. Today is the day to give that gift, for you will never have this present day again. Keeping your wealth to yourself is like buying a precious jewel that has cost a lifetime of savings and locking it up never to look at.

Shocked by this word, he went away sad; because he was a wealthy man. – Mark 10:23

How will we react when Jesus calls us to share what we have, carry our cross and to come and to follow Him?

Share your wealth, it was not meant to keep, and in turn, you shall store up riches in heaven. Share it in the present, for tomorrow it may no longer be your gift to give.


3 responses to “The Gift of the PRESENT

  1. Great reminder! I’ve been contemplating lately how LITTLE time I have in life – there’s just no time to waste!

    Hey, is that quote from the movie Kung Fu Panda? 😀

  2. Very true! I think sometimes I hold in my joy, instead of sharing it… which is not what I’m supposed to do. Thank you for this wonderful reminder!

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